Privacy News

Despite the widespread belief that Bitcoin is anonymous and private, Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies’ privacy isn’t always good enough by default. Bitcoin’s balances are public, and addresses cannot offer more than pseudonymity. There are some services that can help with masking transactions, but they are not popular and easy enough to gain a large user-base and they also often have fees. Some news about Bitcoin privacy is promising: the implementation of SegWit and the use of the Lightning Network might be first steps in improving privacy. Some developers are focusing on the privacy of cryptocurrencies and developing protocols suitable for private transactions. Today, there are more and more cryptocurrencies that uses different privacy technologies but have their focus on anonymous transactions. Still, popular cryptocurrencies are trying to have the feature of public transactions as they may be used in business banking.

A former Apple executive believes the European Central Bank might just be paying lip service to the concept of privacy in relation to a digital euro.
Digital euro's privacy promise not worth a centralized system, Oasis exec says
Greg Thomson
How to crypto
Bitcoin transactions are easy to trace, except when the sender uses a mixer to muddle the link between their crypto address and real-life identity.
What are Bitcoin mixers, and why do exchanges ban them?
Marcel Pechman
According to Darin Feinstein, the Chinese government isn't helping to protect the private property of its crypto miners.
Texas wants to protect privacy elements of blockchain companies, says Blockcap
Turner Wright
Altcoin Watch
Monero's price is closing in on its 2017 all-time high as network upgrades, atomic swaps and real-world integrations catch the attention of retail and instituti...
Atomic swaps and network upgrades send Monero (XMR) price to a 3-year high
Jordan Finneseth
Several other high-profile investors contributed to the raise, including Coinbase Ventures and Galaxy Digital.
Andreessen Horowitz leads $28M Aleo raise
Sam Bourgi
The future is starting to look "Gattaca"-esque as bidding for a crypto user's DNA sequence begins.
It was only a matter of time — Some NFTs now have human DNA sequences
Turner Wright
Privacy concerns regarding the digital euro abound as the European Central bank tests the waters for a central bank digital currency.
European Central Bank releases results of digital euro consultation
Helen Partz
Signal has published user feedback from its beta integration with MobileCoin, which saw users complain about the volatility and transaction fees related to MOB....
Revealed: Top 4 user complaints about Signal’s new crypto payments beta
Brian Quarmby

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